Observation 53707: Descolea gunnii (Massee) E. Horak.

When: 2010-06-26

Collection location: Northwood Reserve, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-09-26 07:06:32 EDT (-0400)

Are much larger than any Pholiotina species, The genus Descolea is a distinct species in New Zealand and Australia and is readily recognizable, it only occurs naturally in the southern hemisphere.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-09-26 04:36:25 EDT (-0400)

If the two genera (and I can’t recall hearing of Descolea before) look this much alike, how did you tell them apart?

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-09-26 02:41:31 EDT (-0400)

I guess the macroscopic form does resemble Pholiotina, this is definitely Descolea though.

These look like Pholiotina to me. Look at the rings!
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-09-26 01:46:58 EDT (-0400)

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